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“I believe in the north; but more than that, I’m a believer in our stories and our stories as a way to keep our culture living.” – Reneltta Arluk, Playwright

Actor, Director and writer Reneltta Arluk established Akpik Theatre itself in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in 2008. Adhering to its Inuktitut namesake, the cloudberry, Akpik Theatre strives to flourish in the northern climate it reflects by developing stories of the circumpolar north, whether oral tradition or contemporary inspiration, into dynamic professional theatre scripts. Akpik mentors the development of Indigenous stories, within, but not limited to northern communities. It seeks to adapt these stories for live performance in storytelling or theatre formats and professionally presents northern and Indigenous scripts for local, national and international audiences.